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Exploring the Smart Client Software Factory

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There are several methods for novice and experienced users to become familiar with the Smart Client Software Factory.

Understanding the Smart Client Software Factory and Related Assets

To effectively evaluate whether the Smart Client Software Factory is right for your team, it is important to understand the concepts and relationships between the assets. Table 1 contains suggested starting points if you are new to the Smart Client Software Factory or one of the related assets.

Table 1: Resources for Evaluating the Software Factory

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New to smart client development

New to software factories

New to the Composite UI Application Block

New to guidance automation

New to the Smart Client Software Factory

Using the Smart Client Software Factory

You can use the Smart Client Software Factory to create and extend smart client applications. It contains both manual instructions and automated guidance for implementing useful patterns of smart client applications. Table 2 lists suggested resources to help you explore the benefits of using the software factory to create smart client applications.

Table 2: Resources for Using the Software Factory

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Use the factory to learn patterns of smart client development

Use the factory to create a smart client application

Customizing the Smart Client Software Factory

With the software factory, developers easily create smart client applications with a consistent architecture. Different organizations, or even teams within an organization, can have different architectural requirements. You can modify the software factory to support the different needs of different development teams. Table 3 lists suggested resources to help you modify the software factory.

Table 3: Resources for Customizing the Software Factory

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Modify the software factory to create your own style of smart client applications

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